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Troopers injured in accident involving semi-trailer

On Behalf of | Mar 30, 2024 | PERSONAL INJURY (PLAINTIFF) - Truck Accidents

It doesn’t matter if a driver is experienced or a complete beginner, driving alongside commercial trucks like semi-trailers can be nerve-racking, and rightfully so. The average passenger vehicle weighs a little over 4,000 points while, in Indiana, semi-trailers may weigh up to 80,000 pounds. It’s easy to see why the risk of serious or fatal injuries increases dramatically when semi-trailers collide with passenger vehicles. Also, because they are so big, semis have large blind spots, so it can be more difficult for truck drivers to see smaller passenger vehicles driving nearby. 

Details of a recent truck accident 

Recently near Indianapolis, two Indiana state troopers were injured in an accident involving a semi-trailer. The incident happened during the afternoon hours on Interstate 65 southbound just south of 38th Street on the northwest side of Indianapolis. Reports said the two officers were investigating a crash on I-65 and were sitting inside of an Indiana State Police car. 

According to accident reports, a semi-trailer traveling south on I-65 crashed into the patrol car while the troopers were inside. Authorities said the two Indiana state troopers were injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. There was no word on the condition of the truck driver or what may have caused the truck driver to hit the police car.  

Obtaining legal assistance after a truck accident 

There’s no denying the United States economy depends on semi-trailers and other commercial trucks to keep shelves stocked and supply chains moving. However, these massive trucks can be very dangerous for those in passenger vehicles. Those in Indiana who have been injured or lost loved ones in trucking accidents caused by negligence can get help by contacting a legal professional. A successful claim could result in monetary damages. 



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